Scenic is to launch a second ocean ship following the interest it has received over Scenic Eclipse, the luxury yacht it is to launch this year.
The new ship, which is to be called Scenic Eclipse II, will launch in 2020.
Glen Moroney, Scenic’s founder, said: “Since we first announced our foray into ocean cruising we have had unprecedented interest in Scenic Eclipse, from guests keen to experience our unique blend of 6-star luxury meets expedition cruising.
“The debut of Scenic Eclipse II will not only allow us to expand our offering and pioneer new destinations, such as the Russian Arctic, it will also allow us to continue our passion for innovation in design and innovation in handcrafted itineraries, which we are confident will appeal to a wide variety of guests. Itineraries for the ship’s debut season will be released in April 2018.”
Scenic Eclipse II will embark on a maiden voyage from Athens to Lisbon. Destinations included within the first season include Russia, the Northwest Passage and Alaska.
Angela Sloan, head of sales UK, said “Scenic Eclipse will offer an experience of a lifetime, and we are thrilled that our ocean fleet is growing.
“We have been overwhelmed with the response through travel agents for Scenic Eclipse, and can only expect even greater things from Scenic Eclipse II. These incredible yachts will venture to beautiful and unique locations, which could not previously be accessed; it is an exciting and innovative new product we are incredibly excited to offer.”